Tosh Van der Sande

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Tosh Van der Sande
Tosh Van der Sande.jpg
Van der Sande at the 2011 U23 Liège–Bastogne–Liège, a race that he would eventually win.
Personal information
Full nameTosh Van der Sande
Born (1990-11-28) 28 November 1990 (age 28)
Wijnegem, Belgium
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Team information
Current teamLotto–Soudal
DisciplineRoad
track (former)
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2009–2010Beveren 2000-Quick Step
2011Omega Pharma-Lotto-Davo
2011Omega Pharma–Lotto (stagiaire)
Professional team(s)
2012–Lotto–Belisol

Tosh Van der Sande (born 28 November 1990) is a Belgian professional cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Lotto–Soudal.[1] Van der Sande is considered as a classics specialist.[2]

Early career[edit]

As a junior, he found success in track cycling.[3] In 2011, he won the Liège–Bastogne–Liège U23.

Professional career[edit]

He turned professional with Lotto–Belisol in 2012, and rode his first Grand Tour the following year at the Vuelta a España. He extended his contract in 2013, and has since then remained in the team.[4]

After he accidentally listed the wrong nasal spray brand in the paperwork at the 2018 Six Days of Ghent where he returned a positive test for prednisolone, a substance found in the nasal spray Sofrasolone,[5] he was temporarily suspended by his team.[6] He was later cleared of any wrongdoing by the UCI.[7][8][9]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2006
National Novice Track Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Points race
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Scratch
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Sprint
National Junior Track Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Madison
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
2007
National Junior Track Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Points race
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Scratch
2nd Madison
2nd Team sprint
3rd Aalst–St. Truiden
3rd UIV Cup, Gent
2008
UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Points race
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Madison
National Junior Track Championships
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Points race
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Scratch
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Madison
1st MaillotBélgica.PNG Team pursuit
UIV Cup
1st Gent
2nd Munich
1st Stage 4 Trofeo Karlsberg
1st Stage 2 Münsterland Tour
1st Stage 2 Ronde van Antwerpen
2nd Overall Giro di Toscana
1st Stages 1 & 3
2nd Aalst–St. Truiden
2009
1st Stage 4 Tour de la Province de Namur
2010
10th Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
2011
1st Liège–Bastogne–Liège Espoirs
1st Stage 1 Vuelta a Navarra
3rd Overall Tour de Liège
1st Stage 5
3rd La Côte Picarde
4th Overall Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
1st Stages 1 & 3
6th Flèche Ardennaise
8th Overall Tour de Normandie
2012
1st Jersey red.svg Mountains classification Three Days of De Panne
3rd Borsbeek Individueel
4th Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
7th Gullegem Koerse
2013
9th GP Impanis-Van Petegem
2014
2nd GP Impanis-Van Petegem
2nd Paris–Tours
4th Omloop van het Houtland
2015
2nd Paris–Tours
2016
1st Stage 2 Tour de l'Ain
6th Bruges Cycling Classic
7th Overall Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen
10th Nationale Sluitingsprijs
2017
2nd Overall Tour de Wallonie
2018
10th Halle–Ingooigem

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 93 DNF 64
A yellow jersey Tour de France
A red jersey Vuelta a España 127 49 109 114
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lotto-Soudal". Directvelo (in French). Association Le Peloton. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Lotto extends contracts with four riders". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  3. ^ Hood, Ed (18 Dec 2011). "Tosh Van der Sande Interview: U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège winner turning pro". www.velonation.com. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Lotto extends contracts with four riders". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 1 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Van der Sande cleared after positive test for prednisolone". Cyclingnews. Future plc. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  6. ^ https://lottosoudal.be/en/news/positive-doping-test-tosh-van-der-sande
  7. ^ https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/lotto-soudals-tosh-van-der-sande-cleared-doping-administrative-error-405714
  8. ^ https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/racing/tosh-van-der-sande-doping-case-will-clear-early-february-according-manager-405608
  9. ^ "Van der Sande cleared after positive test for prednisolone". Cyclingnews. Future plc. Retrieved 29 April 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Tosh Van der Sande at Wikimedia Commons